How to Choose the Best Fire Pit for Your Outdoor Space
1 If You Have a Small Backyard
Solo Stove Round Stainless Steel Fire Pit
This wood-burning (yet smoke-free) stainless-steel bonfire is portable, and it can be combined with a stand that makes it safe even when placed on grass.
2 If You Want One That Has It All
Real Flame Anson Wood Burning Steel Fire Bowl
This sleek fire bowl with legs comes with a vinyl cover, spark screen, and poker.
3 If You Have a Tiny Patio
Project 62 Pipestone 17-Inch LP Fire Column
This little option requires just 10 inches of floor space and features a knob for adjusting flame and heat level.
4 If You Want to Add Ambience to a Tabletop
Terra Flame Table Top Fire Bowl
This one runs on convenient cans of gel fuel (subscription optional), so you can put it just about anywhere.
5 If You Have a Modern Outdoor Living Room…and Money to Burn
Plodes Geometric Fire Pit
Landscape designers get hot and bothered over this sleek and angular wood-burning beauty.
It’s a Gas
A gas-fueled pit gives you fire at the flick of a switch. (And you can turn it off and sleep easy with another flick of the switch.) This kind of convenience doesn’t come cheap, however, since it will require hiring a plumber to run the gas line from either your kitchen appliances’ supply or a dedicated liquid-propane tank installed in your yard. The initial outlay can be upwards of $1,000, but you might recoup some of that over time, since gas is generally more affordable than seasoned firewood.